Del Mar College

Tel: (361)698-1255
10,510 students
Public institution
Del Mar College is a comprehensive community college with two primary campuses located in Corpus Christi, Texas. Del Mar College is supported by local taxes, appropriations by the Texas Legislature, tuition and fees, and gifts and grants.
School Highlights:
Del Mar College serves 10,510 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 64%.
Del Mar College is one of 2 community colleges within Nueces County, TX.
The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Corpus Christi (2.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 388 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
Del Mar College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 388 staff
59 staff
Del Mar College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 10,510 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,510 students
1,282 students
Del Mar College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
Del Mar College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,811 students
810 students
Del Mar College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 7,699 students
1,017 students
Del Mar College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Del Mar College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Del Mar College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Del Mar College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Del Mar College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Del Mar College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races"
3% 2%
% Unknown races
Del Mar College Unknown (2006-2013)
Del Mar College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.51 0.53
Del Mar College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,820 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,860 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,820 $5,740
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,860 $10,294
Del Mar College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 74%
Del Mar College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Del Mar College, a comprehensive community college in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. The college offer more academic, occupational, technical and continuing education programs than any other college or university in the area. Each year, over 24,000 students enroll in one of our 150 different credit and noncredit programs. The college offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees in over 50 university transfer majors; Associate in Applied Science degrees, Enhanced Skills Certificates, and Certificates of Achievement in more than 80 occupational fields. The College offers special scheduling options including Rapid Track, weekend, videoconferencing, telecourses, short-semester, off-campus, and online courses. 330 students took telecourses in the Fall 2003 semester, and over 1,900 students took courses online. Over 180 students took Rapid Track courses in the first Fall Rapid Track session, and over 640 students took courses on weekends. Del Mar College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Certificates of Achievement and Associate degrees.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Corpus Christi
    1620 S. Padre Island Drive #600
    Corpus Christi, TX 78416
    2.6  Mi  |  342  students
  • Beeville
    3800 Charco Rd
    Beeville, TX 78102
    51.3  Mi  |  3515  students
  • Victoria
    2200 E Red River
    Victoria, TX 77901
    77  Mi  |  4403  students
  • Harlingen
    1902 North Loop 499
    Harlingen, TX 78550
    108.1  Mi  |  5921  students
  • McAllen
    Kaplan College-McAllen
    Private for-profit
    1500 S. Jackson
    McAllen, TX 78503
    118.1  Mi  |  489  students
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Did You Know?
For Texas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,538 per year for in-state students and $5,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,720 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Texas is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Texas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Texas is Richland College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.